Klay Thompson and the 3-point chucking gods: What it takes to break the attempts record | High Score

  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • In the first episode of HIGH SCORE, we take a look at how the NBA record for single-game attempts has changed hands over the years. The three-pointer started as an experiment -- a gimmick borrowed from the weirder ABA that gained some popularity thanks to former players from that league.

    The first players to really run wild with it were members of the 1980s Denver Nuggets, one of the first NBA clubs to really embrace running and gunning. That team's primary shooter, Michael Adams, set the bar for three-point chucking at 20 attempts in a single game, and that would last for years, until some guys playing late-season games on broken, carefree teams figured they'd mess around and break a record.

    But nowadays, heaving threes is acceptable, and we've seen some incredible recent high scores coming from great players on great teams -- even in a WNBA playoff game.

    If three-point chucking is a game within the game of basketball, then there's never been a better time to thrive doing both.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot and edited by Mike Imhoff, Alex Hawley, and Ryan Simmons
    Motion graphics by Mike Das and Phil Pasternak

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Comments • 489

  • panner11
    panner11  4 days back

    It's interesting to see the ABA produce the likes of Doug Moe who influenced D'antoni to create a lot of what we see today.

    • Shane Meredith
      Shane Meredith  1 weeks back

      The six degrees of Doug Moe.

      • glorious leader
        glorious leader  2 weeks back

        I'm just here for the Klay goodness

        • Mr Gamer
          Mr Gamer  2 weeks back

          In the Philippines a lueage named the PBA a player names Allan Caidic had 17 threes made and 27 three point attempt

          • CARTER HILL
            CARTER HILL  2 weeks back

            7:28 I was born on april 15

          • Tong Zou
            Tong Zou  3 weeks back

            Pete Maravich would have owned this if he had 3pters in his era

            • KillerG G
              KillerG G  3 weeks back

              Then there is Kobe .... uh who tf is Michael adams

              • Sean Stewart
                Sean Stewart  4 weeks back

                Klay is unreal!!!!! So looking forward to GS NEXT year when they are all back together again!

                • Hawk one
                  Hawk one  4 weeks back

                  Next video on the list: Jon Bois takes away the three-pointer.

                  • thatonedude
                    thatonedude  1 months back

                    I'm so high wtf am I watching

                    • Rolan Reynacido
                      Rolan Reynacido  1 months back

                      5:41 Gilbert Arenas 😂

                      • Celebrity Rich
                        Celebrity Rich  1 months back

                        Please rewind Kobe’s 81 point game

                        • The Soloosh
                          The Soloosh  1 months back

                          "unrepentant shooting" XDXDXD

                          • Mr Chungus
                            Mr Chungus  1 months back

                            really just shows how underrated my man klay is

                            • Flare Skull
                              Flare Skull  2 months back

                              Make a ring chasing high score 😂😂😂

                              • CHA 1372007
                                CHA 1372007  2 months back

                                7:45 nice

                                • Music guy
                                  Music guy  2 months back

                                  Larry Bird is the best Shooter He's Just Underrated

                                  • Dready Murphy
                                    Dready Murphy  3 months back

                                    🗣️Put these games out!!!!

                                    • America Fitch
                                      America Fitch  3 months back

                                      I have the same b-day as steph

                                      • Jack Vlogs
                                        Jack Vlogs  3 months back

                                        Lol I was at the game klay set the record. Poetry in motion.

                                        • Joseph Matthews
                                          Joseph Matthews  3 months back

                                          Thank you for mentioning the wnba. Casuals love acting like small ball, shooting 3's, pace and space was all invented by the warriors and took basketball by storm. Pft WNBA teams been doing it for years. The best coaches don't build a system and try to force their round peg players into their square hole system.

                                          The best coaches look at the strengths of their best players and build a system accordingly and the WNBA is just chock-ful of highly skilled 3 point shooters and playmakers. Though short on top athletes, skill and heart has never been in question. Hopefully once they fix the money issue they'll start getting top level athletes too. In today's world if you're a female monster athlete you go to Tennis, Golf, or some Olympic games because that's your best chance of making a decent living. Women basketball in Russia actually get paid better than women's basketball in US and that's shameful as hell.

                                          • R€L
                                            R€L  3 months back

                                            “He hit 8 of them, including 7 1/2”
                                            Me: interesting.

                                          • RIK ThePrick
                                            RIK ThePrick  3 months back

                                            Jr Smith when hot is crazy.

                                            • Willdawg 00
                                              Willdawg 00  3 months back

                                              I love these, plz make more of these

                                              BUT THAT’S NOT THE GAME DALE! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                              • Gunman James
                                                Gunman James  3 months back

                                                only one man had the balls to beat michael adams record........michael adams!

                                                • WET POTATO
                                                  WET POTATO  3 months back

                                                  Pathetic. I put up 71 3 pointers in 2k19 in 38 minutes. These players need to step up their games

                                                  • Axel Gio Sido
                                                    Axel Gio Sido  3 months back

                                                    1:14 "missed his hall of fame induction phone call because he was vacuuming" 😂

                                                    • Bill Scott
                                                      Bill Scott  3 months back

                                                      Disrespectful you did not mention Pete Maravich in this video

                                                      • Chris Sullivan
                                                        Chris Sullivan  3 months back

                                                        The disrespect for Donyell Marshall's 12 3s is ridiculous.

                                                        • latrell Jaimison
                                                          latrell Jaimison  3 months back

                                                          Yay jr smith

                                                          • Jakeem
                                                            Jakeem  3 months back

                                                            the great tony jackson

                                                            • Lenny Coco
                                                              Lenny Coco  3 months back

                                                              Gilbert arenas?

                                                              • AARON Leonard
                                                                AARON Leonard  4 months back

                                                                Thats the first time I've ever heard anyone suggest Kobe needed to sboot more or that he was scared to shoot more lol. That was definitely made me chuckle

                                                                • Joe C
                                                                  Joe C  4 months back

                                                                  "this lil cutie"

                                                                  • Lewis Black
                                                                    Lewis Black  4 months back

                                                                    "very impressive. BUT THATS NOT THE GAME DALE!"

                                                                    • Ryan Kohler
                                                                      Ryan Kohler  4 months back

                                                                      Skip from 10:45 to 11:42 , trust me

                                                                      • iran lassninja
                                                                        iran lassninja  4 months back

                                                                        I'm not even gonna lie, I like watching J.R chuck 3s just as much as klay or steph

                                                                        • ThatAintitMang
                                                                          ThatAintitMang  4 months back

                                                                          hey bro, next time leave out the wnba. nobody really cares about that league

                                                                          • Nick Sjogren
                                                                            Nick Sjogren  4 months back

                                                                            7:47 nice

                                                                            • DeAndre Page
                                                                              DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                                                              Lebron James wants you on his team if you are a 3-point chucker. 😀😀😀
                                                                              It takes at least 1 help-defender out of the paint area = clear path to the basket for Lebron James.
                                                                              Lebron is BALL-DOMINANT so he will control how many passes you get anyway.

                                                                              • DeAndre Page
                                                                                DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                                                                Analytics community is in favor of high volume 3-point shooting or CHUCKING UP 3-POINTERS. 😀😀😀
                                                                                The more 3-pointers you attempt, the more chances you have at making more 3-pointers than your opponent.

                                                                                • DeAndre Page
                                                                                  DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                                                                  In 2019, the 3-point chucking is required when Lebron James is your teammate. 😀😀😀
                                                                                  Lebron James needs a SPOT-UP SHOOTER/3-point chucking teammate because it creates floor spacing.

                                                                                  • Robust Hut
                                                                                    Robust Hut  4 months back

                                                                                    Top 5 3 point shooters ever

                                                                                    1: Stephen Curry
                                                                                    2: Ray Allen
                                                                                    3: Larry Bird
                                                                                    4: Reggie Miller
                                                                                    5: Kyle Korver

                                                                                    Comment what you think 👍

                                                                                    • Garlic
                                                                                      Garlic  1 months back

                                                                                      Robust Hut you forgot scalabrine...

                                                                                  • WET POTATO
                                                                                    WET POTATO  4 months back

                                                                                    Technology: *Has the capacity to record in 4k*
                                                                                    This Guy: *PixELs
                                                                                    Me: Genius

                                                                                    • Demetrius Middleton
                                                                                      Demetrius Middleton  4 months back

                                                                                      ONE for SEVENTEEN!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                      • Van Dammege
                                                                                        Van Dammege  4 months back

                                                                                        Missed HOF coz he was vacuuming wtf bro. 😂😂😂

                                                                                        • doug cheedie
                                                                                          doug cheedie  4 months back

                                                                                          I KNOW ITS PRIDE MONTH BUT THE IS GUY IS TRYING TO ACT AS GAY AS POSSIBLE!

                                                                                          • Matthew Mullins
                                                                                            Matthew Mullins  4 months back

                                                                                            I don't care about the WNBA, the competition level is too low compared to the NBA